Disability, Disability Activism, and the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Event time: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 5:00pm to Monday, August 17, 2020 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library See map
333 Cedar Street
Event description: 

On display in the Cushing Rotunda March 5th - August 17th, 2020

Thirty years ago, the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life, including employment, schools, transportation, and public spaces.  This exhibition explores disability and disability activism leading up to the passage of the ADA in July 1990.  At a local level, the exhibition discusses disability activism at Yale today, focusing on multiple groups advocating for change across Yale’s system.